June 11, 2022
Over the past few months we've noticed that you've been spending all your free time creating and solving puzzles online. We are glad that you have found something that you love, and we admire your dedication and determination, although we wish you'd get more sleep.
We don't want you to stop doing what you love, but we really feel your absence. We enjoy your company- you're just fun to be around.
We thought that the best way to send you a message is through a puzzle, and we know you love challenging twists, traps and trickiness, so beware and enjoy!
Mom, Dad, Emma and Noah (and even Fluffy the Cat)
This puzzle has 3 stages:
- Telling time is like reading a book! However, we want you to follow your bliss, so feel free to ignore reality as you spend time in your puzzle fantasy land.
- Consider the number of digits on the rotating neon sign on our deck.
- For the final stage, before forcing anything, formulate a plan and form the answer in a uniform way.
Note: For those who cannot view images, I am sorry that there is no good way to convert the image below to text. This is a visual puzzle.
Can you find our message to you?
Partial answers are fine as long as you have completed, or think you have completed, stage 1.
The correct string pulled from stage 1 is altered once in stage 2 (some of you have already figured out stage 2) and then that string is turned into the message in stage 3. The stage 3 clue points to a number that will help transform the string into the message, but it's technically possible to find the message without finding that number.
Made key parts of clues bold.